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KALAMAZOO – Local community advocate, out lesbian and candidate for Kalamazoo City Commission, Tracy Hall, will officially kick off her campaign on Monday, July 8 with a rally at Bronson Park.
Hall is a teacher at Western Michigan University in Gender & Women’s Studies and Political Science and Sociology at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She has lived in Kalamazoo for 20 years.
Hall has worked with many community organizations to help better the lives of citizens in Kalamazoo. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Professional Instructors Organization, is a member of the executive committee for the West Michigan Federation of College Education and is a member of the KVCC Federation of Teachers.
Tracy has been with her partner, Melissa Bouman, for seven and a half years.
“I’m running because I love where I live, and it’s time for me to give back,” she says. “It’s important to have a progressive voice that speaks for all people, from all walks of life, on the City Commission.”
As an out lesbian, Hall feels equality is an important issue – but this doesn’t extend only to the LGBT community.
If elected, Tracy Hall would be the first out lesbian City Commissioner in Kalamazoo.
Hall and the Friends of Tracy Hall Committee kick off her campaign at 5:30 p.m. July 8 with a rally in Bronson Park. After the rally, attendees are invited to join Hall at her home at 2305 Amherst Ave. for a BBQ to learn more about the campaign and how to get involved. For more information, go to www.hallforkzoo.com.